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Join in January and We will Waive the Joining Fee

YMCA Calgary will be waiving the joining fee in January!

This January, YMCA is making it easier than ever to get involved and make a difference in your health and wellness. For the first time ever, YMCA is waiving the joining fee! Join in January and you’ll save up to $75.00.

Because YMCA Calgary understands that every dollar counts, especially now. Take control and join a community that will keep you motivated to reach all your health goals.


Get started today!


Article: Why Women Can’t Do Pull-Ups

In an article on The New York Times website, writer Tara Parker-Pope takes a look at the struggle many women seem to have with the simple pull-up and why it exists:

“To find out just how meaningful a fitness measure the pull-up really is, exercise researchers from the University of Dayton found 17 normal-weight women who could not do a single overhand pull-up. Three days a week for three months, the women focused on exercises that would strengthen the biceps and the latissimus dorsi — the large back muscle that is activated during the exercise. They lifted weights and used an incline to practice a modified pull-up, raising themselves up to a bar, over and over, in hopes of strengthening the muscles they would use to perform the real thing. They also focused on aerobic training to lower body fat.”

We are wondering what you think about this article? Agree or disagree? Share your comments!

SK Cowboy Hats and Boots at Crowfoot!

Giddy’up and mosey on over to the Crowfoot YMCA to “bid”on our newly decorated cowboy hats and boots.  By bidding today, you can help our kids build a better community for tomorrow.  All monies raised from the auction will be donated to our Annual Strong Kids Campaign. Saddle up and stop on by! See y’all soon.